Friday, October 12, 2007

Random rambling

Cheap prize
I wonder about the value of a prize that can be awarded to a politician who makes a poor documentary based on a questionable scientific foundation. Where can I buy my Nobel?

Interesting. A common explanation throughout modern times has been that the (vermiform) appendix is an organ that has lost its function through evolution of the human species. Researchers at Duke University School of Medicine have a new theory, recently published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, that the appendix "acts as a good safe house for bacteria," by creating and protecting helpful microorganisms for the digestive system.


clinch64 said...

Also, what about the value of the prize when the politician in question, goes against his own rhetoric by flying around in a lear jet and living in a multi-million dollar home.


R. L. Vaughn said...

That hits right on the mark.

R. L. Vaughn said...

"Al Gore’s award-winning climate change documentary was littered with nine inconvenient untruths, a judge ruled yesterday."

It is interesting that about the same time Gore receives the Nobel, the High Court in London finds his film was politically partisan and could be shown in schools only on the condition that it be accompanied by guidance notes for teachers. Read more here and here.